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Mudi Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Mudi so you can get to know the breed more.

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Mudi
OriginHungary
Other Names
What other names does the Mudi have? The dog breed also known as...
Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Mudi recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group
Is Mudi recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Price
How much does the Mudi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Mudi price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Mudi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Mudi for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Mudi gets to a happy place.

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Mudi General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Mudi size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Mudi weigh? Mudi weight:
18-29 pounds (8-13 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Mudi? Mudi average weight:
23.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Mudi? Mudi height:
15-19 inches (38-48 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Mudi average height:
17 inches (43 cm)

Mudi Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Mudi have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseCurlyWavyShinyShortThe rest of the body has a uniformly wavy, possibly spiral-like, full-bodied and always shiny hair, about 3-7 cm long. There are 3 basic types of hair. The most typical is wavy, which is almost smooth on the groove. The 2nd typical is little curl is short, which is very showy, but not nearly the most typical, and the 3rd is the slightly longer wavy curl, which in some cases is felted. It is characterized by longer ear hair, and in the case of adult dogs on the head, only the short smooth hair is acceptable. Head and front of limbs are covered by short, straight and smooth hair.
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Mudi's coat?
FawnBlack MerleBrownGrayWhiteBlackBlue-GreyAsh coloured (blue grey)Blue Merle, that is black speckled, striped, brindle or spotted on lighter or darker bluish-grey primary color. Based on FCI, only slightly extensive white markings are tolerated but not desired. A white patch on the chest, less than 5 cm in diameter, and small white markings on the toes are tolerated but not desired. Brown: Only slightly extensive white markings are tolerated but not desired. A white patch on the chest, less than 5 cm in diameter, and small white markings on the toes are tolerated but not desired.
Grooming
How to groom the Mudi and how often?
Average: The Mudi requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Mudi, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Mudi dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Hungarian Mudi? Mudi shedding level:
Mudis shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Mudi Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Mudi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticIntelligentLovingCourageousGentleLivelyGuardingCompanionableWatchfulKeen to WorkAdaptable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Mudi? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Mudi's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Mudi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Mudis are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Mudis, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Mudi sensitivity:
Mudis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Mudis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Hungarian Mudi need? Mudi social needs:
Mudis need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Mudi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Canis Ovilis Fenyesi bark?
Average: The Mudi barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Mudi good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Mudis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Mudi dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Mudis are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Mudi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Hungarian Mudi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Mudi? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Mudi do?
Mudis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Mudis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Mudi to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Mudi roam?
Mudis are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Mudi have high prey drive?
Mudis don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Is Mudi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem a legjobb választás Mudi, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Mudi tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Mudis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Mudi dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Mudi Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Mudi temperament with other people:
Mudis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Mudi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Mudi temperament with children:
Mudis are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Mudi dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Mudis are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Mudi good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Mudi dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Mudis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Mudis good office dogs? Do Mudis make good office friendly dogs? Can Mudis be office dogs?
Yes
Mudi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Mudi dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Hungarian Mudi temperament with senior people? Are Mudi dogs good for elderly owners?
Mudis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Mudi dogs get along with other pets? Are Mudi dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Mudis are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Mudi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Mudis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Mudi be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Mudi is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Mudi be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Mudi be an emotional support animal?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Mudi breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Mudi be a sniffer dog?
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Mudi breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Mudi be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Mudi breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Mudi be a boat dog?
Not really
Mudi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Mudi be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Mudi is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Mudi Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Mudi dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Mudis are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Mudi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Mudi breed? Most common health risks of Mudi:
CataractsElbow DysplasiaEpilepsyHip DysplasiaPatellar Luxation
Life Expectancy
How long do Mudi dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Mudi be?
14-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Mudi breed hypoallergenic?
No
Mudis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Mudi have? What is the activity level of the Mudi?
Mudis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Mudi dogs require per day?
Mudis need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Mudis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Mudi need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.A Mudi diet should be formulated for a small to mid-sized breed with above-average energy and exercise requirements.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Mudi risk for obesity:
Average. The Mudi has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Mudi's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Mudi drool?
The Mudi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Mudi could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Mudi. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Mudi Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Mudi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Mudi have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Mudi have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies

Mudi Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Mudi's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Mudis are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Mudis are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Mudi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Mudi has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Mudis are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Mudis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Mudis are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Mudis are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Mudi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Mudis are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Mudis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Mudis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.

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  • Noemi

    Jul 9, 2020, 9:54:33 PM:

    Very good choice for active people who love to do dog sports. With proper training and early socialization, your mudi will do everything you wish from him. This breed learns very quickly, needs moderate grooming, and has no health issues.